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Trump Floating Terrorist Label for Mexican Cartels Brings Fears of Drone Strikes

President Trump says he plans to designate Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations, a move that is stoking fears in Mexico that American authorities would use the label to justify a military response across the border against the cartels.

“I will be designating the cartels,” Trump said in an interview with former Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly, who raised the issue of the U.S. sending drones into Mexico. Trump did not comment on the idea, but he said the terrorist designation is underway.

“I have been working on that for the last 90 days. You know, designation is not that easy, you have to go through a process, and we are well into that process,” Trump said.

Read more at NPR

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